How do you say TRUST ME in Italian?

How exactly do you say trust me in Italian? What is more appropriate to ask depending on the relationship between you and the other person?

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways you can translate this sentence into Italian. Read on to learn them all!

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How do you say trust me in Italian?

Singular: Fidati di me!

Fidati di me is how you say trust me in Italian when you are addressing only one person who you know well and are on familiar terms with, such as a friend or a relative.

Fidati di me!
Trust me! (singular, informal)

This common sentence in Italian is made up of three elements.

Fidati
Imperative “you” form of fidarsi, to trust

Di
Preposition di, roughly translating the English preposition “of”

Me
Object pronoun “me”

Fidati di me, non ti deluderò.
Trust me, I will not let you down.

Fidati di me, Vincenzo. Finirò il lavoro in meno che non si dica.
Trust me, Vincenzo. I will finish the job in no time.

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Fidati is the second-person singular conjugation of fidarsi, to trust, in the imperative mood.

Imperative mood conjugation of fidarsi

io
tufidati
lui, leisi fidi
noifidiamoci
voifidatevi
lorosi fidino

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For example, you could say…

Fidiamoci del loro giudizio, ragazzi. Non hanno mai sbagliato!
Let’s trust their judgment, guys. They have never been wrong!

Fidati di quello che ti dico. Dobbiamo andare subito via da qui.
Trust what I’m telling you. We have to get out of here right now.

Now, how do you say trust me in Italian to groups of people? You will need to conjugate the imperative verb in the second person plural. Let’s see what this form is in the next paragraph.


Plural: Fidatevi di me!

Fidatevi di me is how you translate trust me in Italian when you are addressing more than one person. It doesn’t matter if these people are your bosses at work or friends of yours. You will use this form in both formal and informal contexts.

Fidatevi di me!
Trust me! (plural)

Italian, unlike English, has two forms of “you”. There’s a singular “you” (tu) and then there’s a plural “you” (voi). If you are addressing a group, you must conjugate any verb or pronoun accordingly.

If you take a closer look at the conjugation table above, you will see that the conjugation for the subject pronoun voi is fidatevi. To this conjugation, you need to add the object pronoun me and the preposition di (some verbs in Italian need to be followed by a preposition, and fidarsi, to trust, is one of them). So we will say fidatevi di me!

Fidatevi di me, so quello che faccio.
Trust me, I know what I am doing.

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Now, how do you say trust me in Italian when you want to be polite? Read on to find out!


Polite: Si fidi di me!

If you are just visiting Italy and often meet new people, unless you both agree to use the informal pronoun tu, you will have to stick to the polite pronoun Lei when talking to other adults and people you are not familiar with. With children, it’s customary to use tu regardless of familiarity.

This is the equivalent of she in English. Basically, when speaking formally, Italians address each other with the subject “she”, lei.

What’s the imperative conjugation of the verb fidarsi for the subject pronoun lei? Si fidi.

That said, how do you formally ask someone to trust you in Italian?

Si fidi di me!
Trust me! (polite)

For example, you could say…

Si fidi di me, signor Rossi. Finirò il lavoro in men che non si dica.
Trust me, Mr. Rossi. I will finish the job in no time.

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